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Craig HindeBirch Canoe Builder (1970)

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'Birch Canoe Builder' (1970) 20m, dir. Craig Hinde. Presents a study of the life of 80 year old Bill Hafeman, of Big Fork, MN, a woodsman and craftsman, who builds canoes from birch bark, cedar planks and spruce roots in the traditional Indian way, utilizing neither nails nor glue. Shows him constructing a canoe accompanied by his wife, Violet, as he describes his life in the forest environment and reflects on the importance of preserving ecological order.

This movie is part of the collection: Academic Film Archive of North America

Director: Craig Hinde
Producer: Frank Paine
Production Company: ACI
Sponsor: Andrew Lowd
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: Native American craft; afana; canoe

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